Orientation for Dryden Campus

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Join us for the Dryden Orientation

Thursday, August 29th!

A New Student Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 29thstarting at 12:30 p.m. CT at the Dryden Campus, free lunch included.

Most programs will also have program specific orientation with their faculty program coordinator on Tuesday, September 3rd beginning at 8:30 a.m. CT. Join us on campus for program specific orientation. Other programs will hold program specific orientation during a regularly scheduled class within the first two weeks of the semester. Watch your college email for more information about college orientation. 

At campus orientation, you will receive a package that will provide you with detailed “need-to-know” information about the campus and about being a Confederation College student including any updates to your timetable/course schedule. You will learn how to use blackboard and other college systems. Important paperwork will also be completed. Plus, we will host a free student lunch. It will be a great time to get to know fellow classmates, faculty and staff. Please plan to join us for the day’s events. 

For most programs, the first day of classes will be on Wednesday, September 4th.

There are a few things you should do to prepare for orientation and the first day of classes. Be sure to pay your tuition and fees and register for your fall semester courses. If you need any help, please come into the campus and one of the staff will help you through these processes.

Please bring your college ID number, username and password when you come to orientation or if you come in for payment and registration assistance.

Textbooks are available through the Follett Bookstore and can be purchased in Thunder Bay or ordered online: confederationcollege.ca/bookstore/textbooks  If you would like assistance ordering your books, please contact us at 807-223-3035, [email protected] or drop by the campus. We would love to help you in person. 

Photo-ID – Campus Card

Confederation College is now offering a new and improved student photo-ID card (CampusCard) for all students. Apply for your ID card here: confederationcollege.ca/department/student-it/campuscard 

Transfer Credits: If you have taken post-secondary courses at another institution, you may be eligible for transfer credits that may exempt you from courses within your program.  Your transcript and detailed course outlines will be required, please contact us right away to get this process started.


Remember, tuition must be paid in order for you to register for your classes. There are many ways for you to pay. Find more information about making payment here: confederationcollege.ca/department/admissions/how-make-payment


If you need help, please contact us at the campus.


Registration for classes

Registration for classes for full-time students is completed online. 

Instructions for registration are located here: confederationcollege.ca/department/admissions/how-register 

If you need help with registration, please contact us at the campus.


Entrance Awards

Entrance Awards are open to all full-time students entering into the first semester of a post-secondary program at Confederation College.  The deadline to apply is September 20th, 2024 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

To apply visit: confederationcollege.ca/department/financial-aid/internal-scholarships 


Additional Orientation Information:

Please be sure to check out additional information for orientation here: confederationcollege.ca/campuses/orientation-regional-campuses 


We’re Here to Help!

If you need assistance with these processes or with funding concerns, please contact the campus or come see us in person. We’re here to help.


RSVP for Orientation Day

Please call 807-223-3035 or email [email protected] to confirm your attendance at orientation. Should you have any questions prior to Orientation Day, please contact us or drop in to see us in person. 

On behalf of everyone at the Dryden Campus, we look forward to a great year together!


Angelina Anderson 
Western Campuses


IMPORTANT: Confederation College reserves the right to alter course availability as well as the right to withdraw a student from a course if the student has been unsuccessful in a prerequisite. Review your timetable prior to the start of classes. Please note that timetables are in Eastern Time (ET), so be sure to convert all times to your local time. Dryden Campus is Central Time (CT). For example, 9:00 am ET is 8:00 am CT.